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Maradona
05-28-2010, 07:22 PM
RIP Gary Coleman.

Now who'll guard the Springfield's Funzo factory?

Lord Malakite
05-28-2010, 07:27 PM
Steve Perry, one of the writers of several 80s cartoons including Thundercats, was murdered in Florida.
Just saw story about him on AOL. Apparently they arrested his former roommate and said roommate's wife for unrelated crimes, like drug possession. Currently the police are also looking at them as "subjects of interests" in the murder case. On a slightly related note, the story also mentioned that Perry had terminal bladder cancer and was not expected to live past two more years, at the most, regardless of his murder.

JimJamBonds
05-28-2010, 07:50 PM
This is a day or two old but Art Linkletter died, I remember him from commercials on tv. An tidbit that I found amazing was that during a particual tv season he had FIVE shows on all three networks!!! Truly a feat that will never happen again.

Lord Malakite
05-28-2010, 08:49 PM
This is a day or two old but Art Linkletter died, I remember him from commercials on tv. An tidbit that I found amazing was that during a particual tv season he had FIVE shows on all three networks!!! Truly a feat that will never happen again.
Bel-Cam mentioned it two pages back. Kind of got drowned out by the Brittany Murphy's husband/Steve Perry/Gary Coleman talk.

Mad Slanted Powers
05-28-2010, 11:05 PM
I definitely remember the name Art Linkletter, but don't remember seeing him in a lot of stuff. I remember seeing his picture on some some board game money. According to wikipedia, it was on the $100,000 in Life, but it seems like I saw it somewhere else as well. I think it had "Esquire" after his name as well, or at least the abbreviation.

2-1B
05-28-2010, 11:39 PM
Gary Coleman was scheduled to be at Wizard World last summer...but he no-showed. We walked up to Todd Bridges and asked where he was but he said Gary was sick.

El Chuxter
05-29-2010, 01:31 AM
Funny, Life is what I remembered Art Linkletter from. I remember wondering, "Who the heck is this Art Linkletter guy?"

Of course, I eventually learned better.

DarthQuack
05-29-2010, 09:35 AM
RIP Art :( you always said the darndest things.

Bel-Cam Jos
05-29-2010, 09:35 AM
My dad always (okay, maybe not "always," but at various times) talked about the "Art Linkletter tilt-back chair." I think he also campaigned for senior programs or insurance, as the remote-activated recliner also would help them get out of a chair easily.

JimJamBonds
05-29-2010, 10:19 AM
My dad always (okay, maybe not "always," but at various times) talked about the "Art Linkletter tilt-back chair." I think he also campaigned for senior programs or insurance, as the remote-activated recliner also would help them get out of a chair easily.

I remember those commercials for the recliner that would go up and down!

Slicker
05-29-2010, 12:19 PM
We lost an American hero the other day. Lt. John Finn (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/28/AR2010052804477.html) died on May 27th. Finn was the oldest living Medal of Honor recipient and the only recipient from the Pearl Harbor attack to have won his for combat. He shot down a friggin' plane!

On Memorial Day weekend remember him and the millions of others like him.

2-1B
05-29-2010, 01:06 PM
Dennis Hopper.

TeeEye7
05-29-2010, 03:33 PM
We lost an American hero the other day. Lt. John Finn (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/28/AR2010052804477.html) died on May 27th. Finn was the oldest living Medal of Honor recipient and the only recipient from the Pearl Harbor attack to have won his for combat. He shot down a friggin' plane!

On Memorial Day weekend remember him and the millions of others like him.

Thanks for this, Slick, and especially for bringing to mind what this week end is all about. :thumbsup:

My dad was a WWII vet who sported three battle stars on his ribbons for his service in the Navy.

DarthQuack
05-29-2010, 04:11 PM
RIP Dennis Hopper :(

Would he be the 3rd if you count Art Linkletter?

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
05-29-2010, 06:07 PM
RIP Dennis Hopper :(

Would he be the 3rd if you count Art Linkletter?

The world of entertainment certainly has lost some giants in the past week.











With the exception of Gary Coleman.

bobafrett
05-29-2010, 06:54 PM
The world of entertainment certainly has lost some giants in the past week.











With the exception of Gary Coleman.

*rim shot*

Bel-Cam Jos
05-29-2010, 09:04 PM
We lost an American hero the other day. Lt. John Finn (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/28/AR2010052804477.html) died on May 27th. Finn was the oldest living Medal of Honor recipient and the only recipient from the Pearl Harbor attack to have won his for combat. He shot down a friggin' plane!

On Memorial Day weekend remember him and the millions of others like him.You beat me to it, Slicker, but any reverence and remembrance shown still goes to those who deserve it.. :salute:

Lord Malakite
05-30-2010, 10:58 PM
Peter Keefe, the produce of Voltron just passed away.

wampaslayr
06-01-2010, 12:55 AM
Watching RAW and an announcement was made that WWE Hall of Famer Junkyard Dog passed away.

2-1B
06-01-2010, 06:58 AM
I think JYD died years ago in a car accident...didn't he?

JimJamBonds
06-01-2010, 08:54 AM
I think JYD died years ago in a car accident...didn't he?

I'm not sure of the cause but I also believe JYD died several years ago.

El Chuxter
06-01-2010, 09:09 AM
No one, except maybe his mother, will remember him as the greatest Temptation, but Ali-Ollie Woodson died Sunday.

I don't say that to diminish how good he was--he does have "Treat Her Like A Lady" to his credit, among others, and that's a great song with some awesome vocals--but because that was a stellar group, and most people would say the late David Ruffin was the best of the bunch.

Rocketboy
06-01-2010, 10:34 AM
Louise Bourgeois, famous artist and sculptor died the other day at age 98...of a heart attack.

Darth Metalmute
06-01-2010, 12:27 PM
I think JYD died years ago in a car accident...didn't he?


It's listed that he died in 1998.

Darth Awgmon
06-01-2010, 02:48 PM
It's listed that he died in 1998.

JYD died back in 1998. He was killed in a car accident on his way back from his daughter's high school graduation. RIP Sylvester Ritter...THUMP

wampaslayr
06-01-2010, 10:58 PM
I thought JYD had died awhile ago too, but RAW was doing this tribute piece on him and they usually only do them when one of the wrestlers dies. I don't know of any reasons why they would have shown that. My bad.

Slicker
06-02-2010, 08:22 AM
I was just searching around and it was apparently just a random tribute to JYD.

Bel-Cam Jos
06-02-2010, 09:39 AM
Ted Koppel's 40-year old son died.

El Chuxter
06-02-2010, 12:18 PM
The Gulf of Mexico.

Bel-Cam Jos
06-02-2010, 12:20 PM
The Gulf of Mexico.RIP... ripple in peace... roil in petroleum.

JimJamBonds
06-02-2010, 07:00 PM
Don't worry a hurricane will pass by that area and get rid of all of that messy oil from the water.

JimJamBonds
06-03-2010, 12:05 PM
Rue McClanahan of Golden Girls fame died. That only leaves Betty White still living right?

http://tv.msn.com/tv/article.aspx?news=503628&GT1=28102

mtriv73
06-03-2010, 12:14 PM
Rue McClanahan of Golden Girls fame died. That only leaves Betty White still living right?

http://tv.msn.com/tv/article.aspx?news=503628&GT1=28102

You beat me to it. Yes, Betty is the only one left. I really liked the first few seasons of that show.

Darth Metalmute
06-03-2010, 12:47 PM
Armando Galarraga's Perfect Game

sith_killer_99
06-03-2010, 07:11 PM
The Gulf of Mexico.

:laugh:

I was waiting for someone else to post this. I couldn't really do it as I posted about it in the "other" thread and it would have come across as corny.

El Chuxter
06-03-2010, 07:56 PM
Actually, I think I posted it about thirty minutes earlier than that thread (though Old Fossil was probably working on it at the time).

El Chuxter
06-03-2010, 07:57 PM
Make that 72 minutes earlier. :D

JimJamBonds
06-03-2010, 10:34 PM
To quote the text 2-1B sent me in response to my text mentioning of Rue passing...


Thank RUE for being a friend

Excellent work sir, I tip my chapeau to you!

sith_killer_99
06-04-2010, 12:56 AM
Rue McClanahan of Golden Girls fame died.

What a shame, she was the hot one too.:lipsrsealed:


:twisted:

JimJamBonds
06-04-2010, 09:00 AM
What a shame, she was the hot one too.:lipsrsealed:


:twisted:

More like the s$ut!

sith_killer_99
06-04-2010, 02:57 PM
More like the s$ut!

Hey, s$uts are hot!:laugh:

Lord Malakite
06-04-2010, 11:16 PM
Richard Dunn from the Adult Swim show Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! passed away.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
06-04-2010, 11:16 PM
Today, Richard Dunn (http://video.adultswim.com/tim-and-eric-awesome-show-great-job/shot-dunn.html) died . . . he was a regular on Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job, and he was, fittingly, awesome. :cry:

EDIT: Whoa! Lord Malakite and I posted about it at the same time. Nuts.

Beast
06-04-2010, 11:21 PM
The show sucked. But he was a pretty funny old guy. :(

Maradona
06-05-2010, 12:31 AM
John Wooden, perhaps the greatest coach in any sport, has passed.

Slicker
06-05-2010, 03:55 AM
There is no perhaps about it. John Wooden was THE best coach (college or professional) that has lived. The USS George Washington (CVN-73) even has a quote of his in the hangar bay. That's a free fun fact of the day for you.

Mad Slanted Powers
06-05-2010, 10:11 AM
He almost lived to be 100. Pretty impressive.

Snowtrooper
06-05-2010, 11:28 AM
I watched a interview with John Wooden on ESPN last year. Even at 98 then, he was a very impressive fellow. Its rare to see people like him who are so clear minded and at peace. Our HOF football coach, Tom Osborne, was influenced by Wooden alot and it was partially why he was so successful. The two are very similiar in personality, which is one reason why I liked Wooden tremendously. He's definitely one of the greatest coaches of all time in any sport.

I liked coach K's comment:"Many said he was the gold standard for coaches. He was more like the gold standard for people."

Rocketboy
06-08-2010, 09:41 AM
Marvin Isley.

CHICAGO (AP) -- Marvin Isley, the bass player who helped give R&B powerhouse the Isley Brothers their distinctive sound, has died at a Chicago hospital. He was 56.

The group's hits included "Twist and Shout," later recorded by The Beatles, "Love The One You're With," and the Grammy-winning 1969 smash, "It's Your Thing."

El Chuxter
06-08-2010, 11:24 AM
He didn't join until 1973. About the only song with him that I recognize is "That Lady," currently being used to really disturbing effect in Swiffer commercials.

Not to minimize his passing, but the band's more famous tracks were recorded before he joined.

sith_killer_99
06-08-2010, 11:57 AM
There is no perhaps about it. John Wooden was THE best coach (college or professional) that has lived. The USS George Washington (CVN-73) even has a quote of his in the hangar bay. That's a free fun fact of the day for you.

Free fun fact would be more fun if it included the actual quote.:laugh:

Rocketboy
06-08-2010, 10:52 PM
Free fun fact would be more fun if it included the actual quote.:laugh:He would have, but there are too many swear words and racial slurs.

;)

Lord Malakite
06-13-2010, 11:37 PM
Jimmy Dean, of music and sausage fame, has passed.

Mad Slanted Powers
06-13-2010, 11:48 PM
I have "Big Bad John" in my iTunes library. Good tune. One of those tunes I remember as a kid when my parents used to listen to the country music station.

Bel-Cam Jos
06-25-2010, 11:19 AM
A year ago today: Micheal Jackson and Farrah Fawcett. :(

JimJamBonds
06-25-2010, 01:07 PM
A year ago today: Micheal Jackson and Farrah Fawcett. :(

I remember hearing about MJ, I was at a country festival working for my employer at the time (a wine and liquor distributor). I was shocked yet, somehow I wasn't all that surprised.

DarthQuack
06-25-2010, 01:52 PM
It's amazing how you'll always remember where you were at moments like this. :(

mtriv73
06-25-2010, 02:16 PM
It's amazing how you'll always remember where you were at moments like this. :(

Somehow, Michael Jackson's passing, while tragic, did not have the same effect on me as the Challenger Disaster, 9/11/01, 04/16/07 (being a Hokie, this one really got me) or the beginning of the first gulf war. I think I was at work when I found out about MJ.

Bel-Cam Jos
06-29-2010, 04:42 PM
Long-time WV Senator Robert Byrd at 92.

Bel-Cam Jos
07-02-2010, 09:44 AM
The clock now reads 0:00 and headed to overtime for former NFL coach Don Coryell, the original "Air" athletic person.

Mad Slanted Powers
07-02-2010, 06:36 PM
Yes, I remember those Chargers dashing the Seahawks playoff hopes in 1978 and 1979.

Darth Metalmute
07-05-2010, 05:06 PM
Former Red Wing Bob Probert passed away today at the age of 45.

Rocketboy
07-12-2010, 11:27 AM
Cartoonist/Comic book artist Harvey Pekar.

DarthQuack
07-13-2010, 10:16 AM
Bob Sheppard, voice of the Yankees from 1951-2007.
George Steinbrenner, principal owner since 1973.

:(

Very sad day for this Yankee fan.

Bel-Cam Jos
07-13-2010, 10:52 AM
I suspect the All-Star Game tonight will have a tribute.

JimJamBonds
07-13-2010, 12:30 PM
George Steinbrenner, principal owner since 1973.


I had always presumed Big Stein was THE owner, as in he owned 100% of the team. Do you know how much of the Yankees was his?

DarthQuack
07-13-2010, 12:44 PM
I had always presumed Big Stein was THE owner, as in he owned 100% of the team. Do you know how much of the Yankees was his?

I know when he purchased the team it was with a group of people, and not quite sure if he ended up buying them out or what not...but I imagine he did since both of his sons took over the business.

JimJamBonds
07-14-2010, 09:04 AM
Do you know how Big Stein made his money? He would have been.... 37 when he bought the team.

Darth Metalmute
07-14-2010, 10:25 AM
I believe he came from money, but he took over his fathers business (can't recall what it was) and turned it around. I know he wanted to buy the Indians, but was denied. He eventually bought a minor league team and built his way into purchasing the Yankees.

JimJamBonds
07-14-2010, 06:27 PM
I looked it up and your pretty much right DM, his grandfather owned a shipping company (Big Stein was from Cleveland)... he also owned a basketball team but the league folded after a year or two.

sith_killer_99
07-15-2010, 08:35 PM
The BP oil leak has been terminated.

R.I.P. Gulf Oil Leak

April 20, 2010 - July 15, 2010

bobafrett
07-16-2010, 08:06 AM
The BP oil leak has been terminated.

R.I.P. Gulf Oil Leak

April 20, 2010 - July 15, 2010

Now that's funny, no, not the damage the leak has caused to wildlife, jobs, and the mess it has made, just that it was posted here!

JimJamBonds
07-16-2010, 12:56 PM
The BP oil leak has been terminated.

R.I.P. Gulf Oil Leak

April 20, 2010 - July 15, 2010

(for now).

TeeEye7
08-05-2010, 07:04 AM
Today makes a decade since we lost Sir Alec Guinness.

One with The Force for ten years....

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
08-20-2010, 02:49 PM
Zsa Zsa Gabor has staked a claim for the near future in this thread.

Bel-Cam Jos
08-20-2010, 07:19 PM
Quite possibly the most famous call in baseball history: "The Giants win the pennant!" x infinity
Bobby Thomson rounds the bases for the last time at 86.

Mad Slanted Powers
09-27-2010, 06:24 PM
Has no one mentioned that Princess Leia's dad passed away? Eddie Fisher passed away last week at 82.

I also just found out that George Blanda has died today.

DarthQuack
09-29-2010, 05:15 PM
Greg Giraldo :(
Arthur Penn :(
Sally Menke :(

3 more...

JimJamBonds
09-29-2010, 06:53 PM
Greg Giraldo :(

I heard about Giraldo a couple of hours ago, I was introduced to his comedy via 2-1B. His album "Good Day To Cross A River" has all sorts of good stuff on it. RIP.

Darth Metalmute
09-30-2010, 07:17 AM
I can't believe Greg is dead, but I'm not surprised it's due to drugs.

The Conedy Central Roasts just won't be the same.:sad:

El Chuxter
09-30-2010, 08:18 AM
Tony Curtis. :(

Though, truthfully, I was unaware he was still alive.

JimJamBonds
09-30-2010, 01:58 PM
Tony Curtis. :(

Though, truthfully, I was unaware he was still alive.

I hadn't heard about Tony, wow he was around forever. RIP.

Maradona
10-01-2010, 08:36 PM
Steven J. Cannell has joined Hannibal in action heaven. R.I.P.

JimJamBonds
10-01-2010, 10:51 PM
Steven J. Cannell has joined Hannibal in action heaven. R.I.P.

Which guy was he?

Mad Slanted Powers
10-01-2010, 11:32 PM
Which guy was he?

This guy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSjqDpneJNc).

JimJamBonds
10-02-2010, 07:04 AM
This guy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSjqDpneJNc).

Ohh I remember that, here I was thinking he was an actor from The A-Team. :D

El Chuxter
10-10-2010, 10:13 AM
Solomon Burke, 1940-2010. :(

Bel-Cam Jos
10-16-2010, 02:17 PM
The founder of Miller's Outpost clothing stores, David Miller, at 86. The two cowboys from their TV, print, and radio ads were from this area, BTW (but I don't know if they are still alive).

Rocketboy
10-16-2010, 05:33 PM
Barbara Billingsley AKA June Cleaver.

Mad Slanted Powers
10-16-2010, 05:45 PM
Barbara Billingsley AKA June Cleaver.

I liked it when she was talking jive in Airplane!

DarthQuack
10-19-2010, 03:49 PM
RIP Tom Bosley :(

Another parent dying from a great show. You'll be missed. :(

mtriv73
10-29-2010, 05:52 PM
Captain Kangaroo Costar James Wall - Mr. Baxter - Dies at 92‎

I really liked that show when I was very young.

Qui-Long Gone
10-29-2010, 06:03 PM
I liked all those ping pong balls dropping on the Captain's head...funny stuff.

Bel-Cam Jos
10-29-2010, 07:25 PM
And now here's something you'll really [dis]like... creator of Rocky and Bullwinkle, Alexander Anderson dies at 90.

"Danno" from Hawaii 5-0, James MacArthur, booked one last time at 72.

Darth Metalmute
11-04-2010, 01:13 PM
RIP Sparky Anderson. The Tigers haven't been the same since you left.

JimJamBonds
11-04-2010, 01:14 PM
RIP Sparky Anderson. The Tigers haven't been the same since you left.

I had heard yesterday on the news that he'd been moved into hospice, so while this shouldn't really be a shock, somehow it still kinda is to me.

TeeEye7
11-04-2010, 03:03 PM
Sparky: a manager's manager.

Lord Malakite
11-04-2010, 03:38 PM
RIP Sparky Anderson. The Tigers haven't been the same since you left.

That was fast. Heard about it from the Reds at about the same time as you posted this in the forum.

Darth Metalmute
11-05-2010, 08:36 AM
That was fast. Heard about it from the Reds at about the same time as you posted this in the forum.

I was on the site when it crossed the ESPN wire. Couldn't believe it when I heard it. Tiger nation lost Ernie and Sparky in the same year.

Lord Malakite
11-06-2010, 06:15 AM
Can't believe everybody missed this one. Charlie O'Donnell (the announcer for Wheel of Fortune) passed a few days ago.

TeeEye7
11-06-2010, 03:28 PM
Jill Clayburgh of leukemia.

JimJamBonds
11-11-2010, 01:38 PM
Hollywood producer Dino De Laurentiis who worked on such movies as King Kong and Army of Darkness died at the age of 91. For those SSGer's who watch the Food Network his granddaughter is Giada De Laurentiis.

Mad Slanted Powers
11-11-2010, 06:43 PM
Dave Niehaus, Hall of Fame baseball broadcaster and voice of the Seattle Mariners since their inception, passed away at age 75.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGj05_fTc3w

"MY OH MY!"

Rocketboy
11-28-2010, 08:17 PM
Leslie Neilsen, 84.

Goodbye, Frank Drebin.
:cry:


http://www.slashfilm.com/leslie-nielsen-dead/

Beast
11-28-2010, 08:27 PM
Leslie Neilsen, 84.

Goodbye, Frank Drebin.
:cry:


http://www.slashfilm.com/leslie-nielsen-dead/
Yeah. That one kinda shocked me. He'd been pretty damn active even at his age.

And here they finally had plans to do Naked Gun 4 with a 2012 targeted release date.

bigbarada
11-28-2010, 08:50 PM
Yeah. That one kinda shocked me. He'd been pretty damn active even at his age.

And here they finally had plans to do Naked Gun 4 with a 2012 targeted release date.

Hopefully they just cancel all plans for the film and don't try to reboot the series with a younger, "hip," comedic-actor.

Beast
11-28-2010, 09:04 PM
Hopefully they just cancel all plans for the film and don't try to reboot the series with a younger, "hip," comedic-actor.
Yeah, if they pull some 'Frank Drebin Jr.' balderdash, that would be terrible.

Snowtrooper
11-28-2010, 09:18 PM
Leslie Neilsen, 84.

Goodbye, Frank Drebin.
:cry:


http://www.slashfilm.com/leslie-nielsen-dead/


Damn, that sucks!! The Police Squad tv show and Naked Gun movies were hilarious. He will be missed.

Slicker
11-28-2010, 09:21 PM
Wow. This is the first I've read of this. Definitely one of the great comedic actors ever.

El Chuxter
11-28-2010, 10:07 PM
If I had PhotoShop, there'd definitely be a new "blue ghost" avatar beside my name.

(What's his name? It's a word he calls himself by, but that's not important right now.)

Mad Slanted Powers
11-28-2010, 10:12 PM
Surely you can't be serious.

sith_killer_99
11-28-2010, 10:49 PM
In my mind he will always be Commander J.J. Adams from "Forbidden Planet" one of the greatest cult classics of all time. :cry:

Phantom-like Menace
11-28-2010, 11:21 PM
Man, I've always thought Leslie Nielson was great. Even his weaker movies I excuse, because he's freaking Leslie Nielson, and the man's been making me laugh my entire life. He was definitely one of my favorites. He can still make me laugh, though. Just gotta' put in one of his movies.


Yeah, if they pull some 'Frank Drebin Jr.' balderdash, that would be terrible.

As reboot happy as Hollywood is? I expect it fully. They were probably already trying their damndest to convince studios that reboot is the answer before this news.

Lord Malakite
11-29-2010, 12:26 AM
Leslie Neilsen, 84.

Goodbye, Frank Drebin.
:cry:


http://www.slashfilm.com/leslie-nielsen-dead/

Well thats odd and eerie. I was watching Naked Gun 33 1/3 on TV around the same time as they say he "fell asleep" and passed.

wampaslayr
11-29-2010, 09:12 AM
Irvin Kershner, Director of The Empire Strikes Back, has died at age 87.

autumnsdescent
11-29-2010, 10:30 AM
Irvin Kershner, Director of The Empire Strikes Back, has died at age 87.

:cry:

Rest In Peace, Irvin.

TeeEye7
11-29-2010, 10:43 AM
...Director of The Empire Strikes Back...

His legacy will be that Ep.V will always be the best of them all!

Beast
11-29-2010, 10:48 AM
His legacy will be that Ep.V will always be the best of them all!
At least of the OT. I still consider Episode I to be the best of the films.

Maradona
11-29-2010, 11:24 AM
Surely you can't be serious.

"And don't call me Shirley."

RIP to these important figures.

Phantom-like Menace
11-29-2010, 11:33 AM
His legacy will be that Ep.V will always be the best of them all!

Damned straight.

Darth Metalmute
11-29-2010, 01:00 PM
Sad day when the director of my favorite movie and one of my favorite actors die in a 24 hour span.
RIP Irvin and Leslie

Bel-Cam Jos
11-29-2010, 07:20 PM
I don't want to know who'll complete the famous 3 person trio... :(

sith_killer_99
11-29-2010, 08:23 PM
I don't want to know who'll complete the famous 3 person trio... :(

Let's just say it's not a good time to be Peter Fonda. :twisted:

El Chuxter
12-01-2010, 01:08 AM
John D'Agostino, who drew (or inked) quite a bit of Archie stuff, including their excellent TMNT series, as well as a few issues of Marvel's GIJoe. :(

Lord Malakite
12-01-2010, 08:45 AM
John D'Agostino, who drew (or inked) quite a bit of Archie stuff, including their excellent TMNT series, as well as a few issues of Marvel's GIJoe. :(
Somewhere out there in the deepest reaches of space there is a giant disembodied cow head crying its eyes out. :cry:

Bel-Cam Jos
12-07-2010, 09:32 PM
John Edwards' wife, of cancer.

El Chuxter
12-07-2010, 09:38 PM
And, with her, the last shred of John Edwards' humanity.

sith_killer_99
12-07-2010, 10:05 PM
And, with her, the last shred of John Edwards' humanity.

John Edwards had a shred of humanity?

El Chuxter
12-07-2010, 10:17 PM
As long as Elizabeth lived, yes, although a small one.

JEDIpartner
12-08-2010, 08:16 AM
As long as Elizabeth lived, yes, although a small one.

Yeah... I have issues with infidelity, but infidelity as a result of a partner's illness is completely disgusting and unforgivable.

Qui-Long Gone
12-14-2010, 12:37 PM
Yeah... I have issues with infidelity, but infidelity as a result of a partner's illness is completely disgusting and unforgivable.

Amen. It's one thing to understand that humans are not always perfect and infidelity is one of those imperfections....but jeeze John, stay classy man, stay classy.

RIP Liz

DarthQuack
12-15-2010, 09:24 PM
Posted it in the MLB thread, but it belongs here as well....Bob Feller, long time pitcher for the Cleveland Indians passed away tonight. :(

JEDIpartner
12-16-2010, 10:18 AM
It's sad. He was awesome in every way!! I love that he had such a passion for the sport that he showed up at training camp just to be a part of it. I almost want to go out to Progressive Field and see the statue this evening. *sigh*

TeeEye7
12-16-2010, 03:41 PM
Blake Edwards (you probably know him best for the Pink Panther series). He was 88.

JEDIpartner
12-16-2010, 03:43 PM
*sigh* :cry:

Bel-Cam Jos
12-16-2010, 04:13 PM
Bob Feller is the only sports player/official/coach I ever got to sign something in person (I mailed cards and requests and tried to get autographs from others). His interviews in which his extremely detailed memories filled in every detail were amazing in which to listen.

Qui-Long Gone
12-16-2010, 06:42 PM
Blake Edwards (you probably know him best for the Pink Panther series). He was 88.


What a genius! If only there were another Edwards/Seller comedy duo again...:(

Slicker
12-16-2010, 09:11 PM
With Bob Feller not only did we lose one of the most iconic baseball players but we also lost a Chief Petty Officer in the Navy and one of the first, if not THE first baseball player, to leave the big leagues to answer the call of duty and defend his country in WWII.

El Chuxter
12-17-2010, 11:07 PM
About now, all of Heaven is rocking out to a live version of "Muffin Man (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPsnLUaXyxE)," for Captain Beefheart has joined his buddy Frank Zappa in the afterlife.

And another under-appreciated musical genius passes with little fanfare from the mainstream media, who do not know what to do with music that does not fit neatly into their genre niches.

TeeEye7
12-21-2010, 02:48 PM
Steve Landesberg, who played Sgt. Arthur Dietrich in probably my favorite TV show of all time, Barney Miller. Another victim of the Big C.

Maradona
12-26-2010, 09:23 PM
Teena Marie has joined Rick James in Funk Heaven. RIP.

JEDIpartner
12-27-2010, 07:48 AM
Teena Marie has joined Rick James in Funk Heaven. RIP.

Yeah... and on Christmas day, no less. :cry:

A very nice article about her and her career... (http://new.music.yahoo.com/various-artists/news/teena-marie-known-as-ivory-queen-of-soul-dies--62008336)

microbuffalo
12-31-2010, 08:50 PM
‎'Star Wars' Visual Effects Artist Grant McCune Dies at 67 - The Hollywood Reporter
www.hollywoodreporter.com

Qui-Long Gone
01-04-2011, 09:21 PM
Pete Postlethwaite. You know him as the dad from In the Name of the Father, the crazy priest in Romeo and Juliet, and Kaiser Soze's lawyer in the Usual Suspects.

DarthQuack
01-04-2011, 09:27 PM
Also in Alien 3!

El Chuxter
01-04-2011, 09:35 PM
Gerry Rafferty, one-half of Stealer's Wheel ("Stuck in the Middle With You") and a gifted singer-songwriter in his own right (best known for "Baker Street" and "Right Down the Line").

Mad Slanted Powers
01-04-2011, 09:47 PM
Gerry Rafferty, one-half of Stealer's Wheel ("Stuck in the Middle With You") and a gifted singer-songwriter in his own right (best known for "Baker Street" and "Right Down the Line").

Just heard about that on the radio on the way home tonight. "Baker Street" is an awesome song. Foo Fighters did it decently, but it can't compare to the original.

Bel-Cam Jos
01-08-2011, 04:48 PM
Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot today at a grocery store.

sith_killer_99
01-08-2011, 04:57 PM
Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot today at a grocery store.

She is expected to survive. The judge who was shot did not survive. I posted in the pit.:cry:

Bel-Cam Jos
01-09-2011, 10:13 AM
Sorry. The early news reports (which I usually wait to comment on) seemed to reference her as deceased.

sith_killer_99
01-09-2011, 10:33 AM
The 9 year old girl, Christina Taylor Green, was born on September 11th 2001. :cry:

Judge John M. Roll, a well respected man in the community and friend of Giffords.

Gabe Zimmerman 30 year old who was engaged to be married.

Dorwin Stoddard (76) - a pastor at Mount Avenue Church of Christ. Stoddard's wife Mavy was wounded in the leg, but is expected to recover.

Phyllis Scheck (79)

Dorthy Murray (76)

Very sad, may they rest in peace.

Qui-Long Gone
01-09-2011, 02:38 PM
^That is 6 people too many to be killed at a public meeting. What the frak is wrong with some Americans? :mad::mad::cry:

sith_killer_99
01-09-2011, 04:40 PM
^That is 6 people too many to be killed at a public meeting. What the frak is wrong with some Americans? :mad::mad::cry:

This guy was unstable for a while. He was kicked out of College until he got a psych eval (he never did, instead he dropped out) and he was rejected by the Army for "unspecified" reasons. It seems pretty clear this guy was messed up, the question is, why didn't anyone get him help, or did they?

Very sad situation. I can only imagine what family and friends of the victims are going through. Giffords husband is an astronaut, and it is unclear now if he will be going on the final shuttle mission in a couple months. I doubt he will, this type of thing takes intense training for months, no way I'd be able to focus.

Qui-Long Gone
01-09-2011, 09:16 PM
This guy was unstable for a while. He was kicked out of College until he got a psych eval (he never did, instead he dropped out) and he was rejected by the Army for "unspecified" reasons. It seems pretty clear this guy was messed up, the question is, why didn't anyone get him help, or did they?

Meet the Press had some interesting discussion about yesterday's tragedy. Not to get political or shift my comments to the Rancor Pit, but they did draw attention to how uncivil both parties have become in their public debate over issues.

Your comment "why didn't anyone get him help," is particularly insightful and I fear may get lost in the discussion in the days ahead.

Snowtrooper
01-09-2011, 09:33 PM
It seems pretty clear this guy was messed up, the question is, why didn't anyone get him help, or did they?


I have a relative who is "insane" whom we have had to deal with over the years. The way the system is set up, you can't do anything for them unless 1) They want help, 2) They are a proven danger to others, or 3) They are a proven danger to themselves. It was set up to protect their rights, but in the end, it does more harm to them because they don't get the treatment they need.

sith_killer_99
01-09-2011, 09:40 PM
Yeah, this guy was all over the map, reading everything from Ayn Rand to Karl Marx. I couldn't care less about his political leanings, he was unbalanced. He was also a conspiracy theory nut job, MKULTRA, blah blah blah. Sadly, I suspect he is schizophrenic and/or bipolar.:crazed:

Sadly the college that basically kicked him out didn't follow up in any way, they had reason to suspect he was unbalanced. :(

Don't get me wrong, I don't have any sympathy for the devil here. I just wish this guy had gotten help before 6 innocent people were killed. :cry:

mtriv73
01-10-2011, 02:36 PM
Richard Winters, leader of a U.S. Army infantry company made famous by HBO cable TV's World War Two series " Band of Brothers," has died at the age of 92.

May a true hero rest in peace.

Qui-Long Gone
01-10-2011, 04:19 PM
Richard Winters, leader of a U.S. Army infantry company made famous by HBO cable TV's World War Two series " Band of Brothers," has died at the age of 92.

May a true hero rest in peace.


Too bad there isn't a strong enough material on our planet worthy of carving to make a stature in that bad*$$' honor!!!!

Phantom-like Menace
01-11-2011, 02:13 AM
Too bad there isn't a strong enough material on our planet worthy of carving to make a stature in that bad*$$' honor!!!!

Nicely said. He may say he merely served with heroes, but he was a hero who served with heroes.

Lord Malakite
01-14-2011, 10:16 AM
John Dye has passed away at the age of 47 (heart attack). He portrayed the character Andrew from Touched by an Angel.

Mad Slanted Powers
01-14-2011, 06:38 PM
John Dye has passed away at the age of 47 (heart attack). He portrayed the character Andrew from Touched by an Angel.I wonder if the Angel of Death complimented him on his portrayal.

Lord Malakite
01-14-2011, 11:36 PM
I wonder if the Angel of Death complimented him on his portrayal.
I suppose its possible his angel portrayal could of "touched him", right in the "heart." Ba-da-bing :D

Thank you, I'm here all week. :p

JimJamBonds
01-23-2011, 09:57 PM
RIP former fitness guru Jack LaLanne, he was 94.

Maradona
01-24-2011, 12:30 AM
That man lived a full and healthy life, but the human body has its limits. Rest in Peace.

Mad Slanted Powers
01-24-2011, 01:18 AM
Yes, several years ago he was doing ads for the Washington State Lottery when they had this "Lucky for Life" game going on.

sith_killer_99
01-24-2011, 08:18 AM
Fuuuuuuuuuu..........

If Jack LaLanne can't make it to 100, what chance do the rest of us have? :(

Blue2th
01-24-2011, 09:59 AM
Yeah huh? I wonder if he ever used steroids? Probably they were after his time of healthy body building you had to really work for.

I still want one of his Juicers though. The deluxe chrome one. It's gotta help you're longevity.

Lord Malakite
01-24-2011, 12:04 PM
Fuuuuuuuuuu..........

If Jack LaLanne can't make it to 100, what chance do the rest of us have? :(
Agreed. Can't win, don't try. Now if you excuse me I think I'm going to go juice some Milky Ways.

Rocketboy
01-24-2011, 05:08 PM
Wizard Magazine.

El Chuxter
01-24-2011, 05:37 PM
Aside from the inevitable layoffs of the rank and file employees, I say that's not a loss. It was an institution once, but never a particularly good one.

Bel-Cam Jos
01-24-2011, 06:46 PM
Actually, I've been reading that Jack LaLanne was 96... still making aging look easy!

So, Wizard (1991-2011) is gone, eh? I was getting out of heavy comic collecting right about then and didn't have the strong connection to that mag; I was always an Overstreet or Comics Values Monthly guy.

Slicker
01-24-2011, 08:16 PM
Jack LaLanne is a sad loss. That was one BEAST of a man. I went on Wikipedia (or, as it's commonly called, Slickipedia...) and read some of his feats. Definitely an amazing man.

Maradona
01-24-2011, 09:34 PM
Actually, I've been reading that Jack LaLanne was 96... still making aging look easy!

So, Wizard (1991-2011) is gone, eh? I was getting out of heavy comic collecting right about then and didn't have the strong connection to that mag; I was always an Overstreet or Comics Values Monthly guy.

Toyfare ends its runs too.

Bel-Cam Jos
02-02-2011, 12:16 AM
Movie composer (James Bond, Dances w/ Wolves, Out of Africa, et al) John Barry at 77.

El Chuxter
02-02-2011, 12:24 PM
The White Stripes.

Bel-Cam Jos
02-02-2011, 06:05 PM
The White Stripes.Birth and death dates, cause of death, please?

El Chuxter
02-02-2011, 06:34 PM
1997-2/1/2011. Cause of death unclear, but likely because Jack White has a million side projects and Meg doesn't seem to do anything outside the band. And likely also due to the massive talent disparity between the two.

Bel-Cam Jos
02-02-2011, 06:37 PM
Would Jack Black replace him, and rename the band... wait for it... The Striped Pick of D?

Maradona
02-06-2011, 03:00 AM
Go! Go! Go! in Peace, Tura Satana...

Lord Malakite
02-09-2011, 01:40 AM
Boyd Kirkland has passed away. He wrote and directed such things as Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Batman: Sub-Zero, X-Men: Evolution, and Wolverine and The X-Men

Bel-Cam Jos
02-13-2011, 09:12 AM
Former Pirates manager Chuck Tanner, passes away at 82. In '79, he guided the Buccos to their most recent (I shouldn't say last, right?) World Series title. We are all fam-i-ly, Mr. Tanner. :cry:

JimJamBonds
02-14-2011, 06:48 PM
B-CJ, while it was sad to hear about your former skipper, I always like seeing those old Pirate uni's, especially the painter style hats.

Maradona
02-22-2011, 04:49 PM
Sadly, Dwayne McDuffie has passed into the hereafter. His incredible writing will be sorely missed.

Bel-Cam Jos
02-22-2011, 07:23 PM
Interesting stories brewing in the death of former NFL player Dave Duerson, 50, at least as how it relates to his brain and possible injuries.

Lord Malakite
02-28-2011, 05:37 AM
Frank Buckles (the last surviving US Vet to serve in WWI) has passed away. He was 110.

Mad Slanted Powers
02-28-2011, 08:39 AM
Baseball Hall of Famer Duker Snider passed away at age 84.

TeeEye7
03-01-2011, 03:11 AM
Jane Russell. Discovered by Howard Hughes for her outstanding...er....talent. WWII pin-up girl and ho-hum actress but evidently quite the humanitarian.

sith_killer_99
03-01-2011, 10:00 PM
Frank Buckles (the last surviving US Vet to serve in WWI) has passed away. He was 110.

Sadly, the end of an era.

I was really sad to hear about this at first, then I realized the guy was 110 years old!!!

I should live so long.

Slicker
03-02-2011, 02:33 PM
Frank Buckles (the last surviving US Vet to serve in WWI) has passed away. He was 110.Thank you for putting this up here LM. Not only was he the last surviving US war vet he was also the last EVER soldier to actually see Europe during the war. The only other two still surviving were in boot camp when the war ended.

Truly sad that more hasn't been said about him.

JimJamBonds
03-02-2011, 06:23 PM
Thank you for putting this up here LM. Not only was he the last surviving US war vet he was also the last EVER soldier to actually see Europe during the war. The only other two still surviving were in boot camp when the war ended.

Truly sad that more hasn't been said about him.Wait so there are two other guys still alive? That I was not aware of, I presumed that he was the last man period. Interesting.

El Chuxter
03-02-2011, 08:05 PM
Yes, and their names are Wolverine and Sabretooth.

Slicker
03-02-2011, 09:14 PM
el oh el.

From what I've read there's still another Australian and another one of another nationality.

If you ask me though I consider Mr. Frank Buckles to be the last since he's the last to serve on the front. I'm not taking ANYTHING from the 2 others but they were in training and didn't fight.


EDIT: Although many don't wanna admit it's a "reliable source", according to Wikipedia there are still two living survivors:

Claude Choules (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_Choules)

and

Florence Green (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Green)

JEDIpartner
03-22-2011, 09:41 AM
Loleatta Holloway died at 64. She was a disco singer who sang a lot of songs for the Salsoul label and contributed vocals to Dan Hartman's "Relight My Fire". She also sang the chestnut "Love Sensation". The vocals from that song were ripped and placed onto Black Box's "Ride on Time". The same song begat Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch's "Good Vibrations", using a vocal she rerecorded especially for that song.

:(

DarthQuack
03-23-2011, 08:23 AM
RIP Elizabeth Taylor....Although I've never seen any of her movies. :(

Mad Slanted Powers
03-23-2011, 08:38 AM
I think I may have seen her in Taming of the Shrew. We watched it in class if I am remembering correctly.

JEDIpartner
03-23-2011, 09:00 AM
Yeah... there goes Lizzie. :(

Bel-Cam Jos
03-23-2011, 09:46 AM
RIP Elizabeth Taylor....Although I've never seen any of her movies. :(Not even The Flintstones? ;) A college English course showed Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolff? which doesn't help to introduce her looks-wise, but acting-wise it was powerful. TCM and AMC have had a few of her films on recently, and I have gained an appreciation for her acting and beauty.

TeeEye7
03-23-2011, 10:36 AM
Liz even did a stint on the soap General Hospital (to which my wife has been hopelessly addicted since her teens...).

DQ: She's been in some of the most notable movies ever made. Have you not seen her work by chance or by choice?

sith_killer_99
03-26-2011, 04:28 PM
Geraldine Ferraro, age 75 passed away from blood cancer. :cry:

Lord Malakite
03-27-2011, 03:42 PM
Surprised nobody has mentioned that Michael Gough (Alfred in the Burton/Schumacher Batman films) has recently passed.

JEDIpartner
04-19-2011, 06:24 PM
Elisabeth Sladen, the actress who portrayed Sarah Jane Smith on Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures died from cancer at the age of 63.

That really breaks my heart 'cos she was so lovely.

sith_killer_99
04-19-2011, 08:36 PM
Elisabeth Sladen, the actress who portrayed Sarah Jane Smith on Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures died from cancer at the age of 63.

That really breaks my heart 'cos she was so lovely.

I was just about to post this, my wife told me earlier, very sad.

JEDIpartner
04-19-2011, 08:43 PM
My friend, Jason, had the occasion to meet her last year. She saw him and said, "I love your jacket!" He clumsily responded, "Oh... thank you! I like yours too!" and then slapped himself on the forehead. She just laughed and they had a nice little exchange.

I've read nothing but sweet, sweet things about her in remembrance. That makes me smile.

Old Fossil
04-19-2011, 09:32 PM
She'll always be my favorite of the Companions. :(

sith_killer_99
04-19-2011, 11:36 PM
She'll always be my favorite of the Companions. :(

Yeah, it was good to see her get her own spin off series (as long as it was in coming), if anyone deserved it, she did.

AFCollector
04-20-2011, 01:50 AM
I grew up watching her on TV, this makes me so sad. :( I was ecstatic when I saw her appear on Doctor Who in season 2.

JEDIpartner
04-20-2011, 08:00 AM
I know... she really was sort of the companion that set the mould for the modern female companions. I'm still so saddened by her death even today.:cry:

JEDIpartner
04-26-2011, 12:35 PM
*sigh*

Phoebe Snow, singer-songwriter/vocalist/guitarist, died today. She was most famous for her song "Poetry Man".

Bel-Cam Jos
05-07-2011, 10:20 AM
Golfer Seve Ballesteros, 54, of a neurological condition.

Darth Awgmon
05-07-2011, 01:30 PM
Golfer Seve Ballesteros, 54, of a neurological condition.

Seve actually battled brain cancer for the last few years. He won 2 Masters and 3 British Opens and is a golf icon in Spain and all of Europe.

Bel-Cam Jos
05-17-2011, 07:10 PM
Another sports loss... baseball's The Logo, Harmon Killebrew at 74.

Maradona
05-20-2011, 01:42 PM
RIP Randy "Macho Man" Savage. "Oh Yeaaaaaa" will ring loudly in heaven's main event tonight...

DarthQuack
05-20-2011, 01:43 PM
Very sad day in professional wrestling with the passing of Randy "Macho Man" Savage aka Larry Poffo. :( He will be greatly missed and I'm feeling very sad today. :(

JimJamBonds
05-20-2011, 02:47 PM
Very sad indeed. I liked the Macho Man, as I saw somebody's profile on FB "apparently God needed an elbow from the top rope."

Mad Slanted Powers
05-20-2011, 10:59 PM
I never watched all the WWF stuff and beyond, but I thought I remember Savage being on the All Star Wrestling I watched on the Canadian channel in the 70's. However, I guess it was Roddy Piper that I was thinking of.

El Chuxter
05-21-2011, 07:34 PM
Harold Camping's reputation. ;)

Darth Metalmute
05-23-2011, 06:53 PM
Harold Camping's reputation. ;)

If only that was true. He will come up with the "forgot to carry the y" excuse and have people eating out of his hand again.

Bel-Cam Jos
05-28-2011, 10:55 AM
Movie and TV actor Jeff Conaway died at age 60.

Mad Slanted Powers
05-28-2011, 11:27 AM
Movie and TV actor Jeff Conaway died at age 60.Taxi was a great show.

JEDIpartner
06-02-2011, 08:21 AM
Kazuhiko Sano, the artist who did the "Style B" Return of the Jedi poster (the one with the character montage), passed the other day. :(

Bel-Cam Jos
06-03-2011, 09:33 AM
Somewhat ironic, Dr. Jack Kevorkian dies at 83. But it happens to us all at some point, I guess.

JEDIpartner
06-03-2011, 11:21 AM
I was thinking the same thing.

Jedi_nav
06-03-2011, 12:08 PM
Would've been more ironic if the government had pushed the plunger on Kevorkian life. That sleaze is facing his Maker now, trying to justify all those live he sent to God.

Darth Awgmon
06-03-2011, 12:51 PM
Would've been more ironic if the government had pushed the plunger on Kevorkian life. That sleaze is facing his Maker now, trying to justify all those live he sent to God.

At least he didn't do it to anybody who didn't want it. I can see both sides of the issue.

Mad Slanted Powers
06-04-2011, 01:50 AM
James Arness of Gunsmoke fame passed away at age 88. I'm not sure if I've ever seen an entire episode of Gunsmoke. I was pretty young when it went off the air (and my parents were not even married yet when it debuted).

Bel-Cam Jos
06-04-2011, 09:32 AM
Three on the same day; also Elmer Pratt, political activist, at 63.

Maradona
06-18-2011, 11:06 PM
The lord of the Temple of Soul, Clarence Clemons, has passed.

DarthQuack
06-20-2011, 10:06 AM
RIP The Big Man....always loved seeing him rock out live, went to about 4-5 Springsteen shows over the last 5 years and always loved seeing him rock out on the saxophone. He will be missed. :(

RIP Ryan Dunn of Jackass fame.....died in a car crash last night at 3am after a night of drinking it looks like. :(

Snowtrooper
06-20-2011, 11:46 AM
RIP Ryan Dunn of Jackass fame.....died in a car crash last night at 3am after a night of drinking it looks like. :(

This really sucks!!! I always enjoyed Bam's and his crazy antics on Jackass and Viva La Bam. He was a wildman, but I guess when you lead that lifestyle, it eventually catches up to you.

JEDIpartner
06-20-2011, 12:16 PM
RIP Ryan Dunn of Jackass fame.....died in a car crash last night at 3am after a night of drinking it looks like. :(

"Jackass" is right! It's a shame that he died, but I am hoping he didn't take anyone else out with his stupidity!! :upset:

Very sad stuff about Clarence Clemons. *sigh* My youth is definitely slipping away...

Snowtrooper
06-20-2011, 03:19 PM
"Jackass" is right! It's a shame that he died, but I am hoping he didn't take anyone else out with his stupidity!!

Unfortunately, he did. There was an unidentified passenger(at this point) in the vehicle that also died. As big a fan that I am, this was gonna happen to him sooner or later. He was known for being a pretty heavy drinker and there were several references in the movies and on TV over the years, that he wasn't exactly the safest driver either.

sith_killer_99
06-21-2011, 08:19 AM
Roger Ebert said it best...

"Friends don’t let jackasses drink and drive."

The sad part is he took someone else out with him. I feel no pity for anyone dumb enough to drink and drive.

JEDIpartner
06-21-2011, 10:50 AM
Unfortunately, he did. There was an unidentified passenger(at this point) in the vehicle that also died. As big a fan that I am, this was gonna happen to him sooner or later. He was known for being a pretty heavy drinker and there were several references in the movies and on TV over the years, that he wasn't exactly the safest driver either.


Roger Ebert said it best...

"Friends don’t let jackasses drink and drive."

The sad part is he took someone else out with him. I feel no pity for anyone dumb enough to drink and drive.

What a dumb-bag. I'm so sad for the family and friends of the person he killed. I feel nothing but contempt for him.

You know, when I start finding out stuff like like that about people I like, I kinda stop liking them so much. I have no patience for people who have substance issues.

JEDIpartner
06-24-2011, 01:19 PM
Peter Falk (Columbo) died at the age of 83 today. :(

Lord Malakite
06-24-2011, 02:34 PM
We also lost a legendary comic book artist, Gene Colan (age 84), today.

JEDIpartner
06-24-2011, 03:27 PM
not a good day!!! :(

Mad Slanted Powers
06-24-2011, 07:12 PM
I don't remember much about those 70's detective shows, but I remember seeing a spoof of them all. I just looked it up and found that it was called Murder Can Hurt You (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_Can_Hurt_You). Looks like it had quite the All-Star cast as well. I see it is on Youtube. I'll have to check it out.

Bel-Cam Jos
07-06-2011, 02:39 PM
George C. Ballas, Sr., the inventor of the Weed Eater, died at 85 last week. And no, he wasn't wacked.

Bel-Cam Jos
07-07-2011, 03:53 PM
Three sports names: Armen Gilliam (47 - NBA), John Mackey (69 - NFL), and Dick Williams (82 - MLB).

Mad Slanted Powers
07-08-2011, 08:10 PM
Just heard that Betty Ford passed away.

Mad Slanted Powers
07-23-2011, 12:03 PM
Just heard Amy Winehouse is dead. Another member of the 27 Club (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/27_Club).

JimJamBonds
07-23-2011, 12:35 PM
Sorry but she doesn't deserve to be listed with those other artists who died at 27.

Bel-Cam Jos
07-23-2011, 02:19 PM
The guy who named the Barbie doll, Elliott Handler, died yesterday, at 95. He apparently named the toy after his daughter, Julia. :rolleyes: (had to get some "humor" into this oft-depressing thread somehow)

As for Ms. Winehouse, saddest part is that I wasn't surprised that it happened, only a question of when. :(

sith_killer_99
07-25-2011, 08:49 PM
Is anyone surprised the majority of the artists in the 27 club died between 1968-78?

As for Ms. Winehouse, no one can honestly say they are surprised by this, I think most people are surprised she made it this long.

El Chuxter
07-25-2011, 08:54 PM
The 27 Club was founded by Robert Johnson, an unfortunate side effect of his deal with the devil.

Maradona
07-25-2011, 09:50 PM
The 27 Club was founded by Robert Johnson, an unfortunate side effect of his deal with the devil.

I read it happened at the proverbial crossroads.

JEDIpartner
07-26-2011, 07:37 AM
As for Ms. Winehouse, no one can honestly say they are surprised by this, I think most people are surprised she made it this long.

I have a friend in the UK who said he didn't expect her to die like this. Really? REEEEEEALLLY??!!!! Sometimes I wonder about Jason. I mean, her recent attempt at a comeback was derailed 'cos she couldn't even pull it together for the first show!!

I'm sad about her passing 'cos she made some music that I enjoyed, but I can't help but think "stupid girl". I mean, addiction is a very scary, sad and real thing, but here's an idea: don't take drugs! If you don't ever take them your body, which might have the tendency to become addicted, will have nothing to get addicted to!!

sith_killer_99
07-26-2011, 08:55 PM
I'm sad about her passing 'cos she made some music that I enjoyed, but I can't help but think "stupid girl". I mean, addiction is a very scary, sad and real thing, but here's an idea: don't take drugs! If you don't ever take them your body, which might have the tendency to become addicted, will have nothing to get addicted to!!

Here's how I look at it.

If your an old, long time drug user, who got hooked before the 80's (ala Keith Richards). Then I have some compassion for your addiction. Let's face it, the old folks who grew up in the 60's and 70's lived in a time where the long (and sometimes short) term effects weren't as well known.

However, if you got hooked after the whole "Just Say No" campaign and endless after school specials, films, documentaries, television shows, etc. Then you knew the chances you were taking and I have no real compassion for you.

My sister once said "It's not like they woke up one morning and decided to become a drug addict".

Actually, I'm pretty sure that's exactly what happened. I mean you don't wake up addicted to drugs, you have to make a conscious decision to do the drugs, knowing that addiction is a side effect. It's pretty common knowledge that drugs destroy your life, cost you your career, family, friends, money and in many cases your life. Who wakes up one day and says, yes, I'll take some of that please...Amy Winehouse apparently.:Pirate:

Bel-Cam Jos
07-29-2011, 05:16 PM
Pitcher Hideki Irabu, dies at 42. I saw a story about a Dukes of Hazzard actor dying, with a B&W picture that looked like Luke Duke and thought it was Tom Wopat. Turns out it was their "cousin" Duke, Christopher Mayer, dead at 57.

TeeEye7
08-03-2011, 06:20 PM
Bubba Smith.

I know him more for his NFL career but you kiddies probably know him more for his Police Academy roles.